Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Ritika Singh
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 4:53 PM

As Matt already noted, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations published a scathing, highly critical report about DHS’s counterterrorism fusion centers. Here are James Risen of the New York Times, Robert O’Harrow Jr. of the Washington Post, and Spencer Ackerman of Wired’s Danger Room blog with more details.

Barbara Starr of CNN tells us that the U.S. government has assembled information on potential militants responsible for the attacks in Libya if President Obama decides to order military action.

Maureen Dowd of the Times offers her thoughts on the mess Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., has found herself in after the Benghazi attacks.

Josh Gerstein of the Politico reports on the Second Circuit’s stay of Judge Katherine Forrest’s decision in Hedges. Here is what Ben had to say about it yesterday.

James Warlick, deputy special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will “lead negotiations on a post-war troop deal,” says Julian Pecquet of the Hill.

How has the domestic debate on counterterrorism evolved, you ask? Matthew Irvine, research associate at the Center for a New American Security, has compiled a few recent studies highlighting the evolution of American public opinion.

William Byrd, visiting senior expert at the United States Institute of Peace, outlines ten lessons the U.S. should learn from Afghanistan’s history.

DoJ is buying itself a $165 million early Christmas present: the prison facility in Thompson, IL. The Wall Street Journal has more.

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